Consultation in Dunbeg – A Report

By Sean Paul, Streetlinks trainee

On Wednesday the 6th of June we were at a place called Dunbeg, four miles outside of Oban which is two and a half hours and 77 miles away from Clydebank.

Six members of Streetlinks and one member of Community Links were at the consultation connected to West Highland Housing Association who are building 50 new houses in this small community.

Streetlinks where there with the climbing wall and an obstacle course to keep the children happy and occupied while Community Links were speaking to local residents to find out what new facilities they would like around their area in Dunbeg.

I was eaten by midges but despite the midges I had a really good day. Everyone was well behaved and we interacted with more than 50 young people.

Inside the school Streetlinks provided a face painter and a nail bar assistant out of the way of the midges. There was a Jubilee tea party inside as well, with lots of baking that the children loved and they also had highland country dancing

Christine Menhennet from Community Links managed to get over 30 adults to give their opinion on facilities that might be needed locally to help the village adapt to the future changes.

This is the start of what will be quite a long process trying to get the community to identify and prioritize what the community services and facilities they think are needed locally and encourage them to get involved in project development.

This was a really good event and I would like to go back to Dunbeg and see how they have progressed with the development.

Filed Under: Consultations, Streetlinks


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